Wallace Earl Pitt

21 Feb 1939 - 22 Jul 2012

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Wallace Earl Pitt

21 Feb 1939 - 22 Jul 2012
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Wallace Earl Pitt, age 73, of Bridgeland, our loving husband, father, grandfather and 'bompa' passed away July 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 21, 1939 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the second child and first son of Ernest and

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Wallace Earl Pitt


Bridgeland Cemetery

E River Rd
Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah
United States


May 24, 2019

Todd Millett

May 7, 2019

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Wallace Earl Pitt, age 73, of Bridgeland, our loving husband, father, grandfather and "bompa" passed away July 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 21, 1939 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the second child and first son of Ernest and Vida Asay Pitt. He spent his childhood in the Big Horn Basin, and grew up in Lovell, Wyoming. He loved the Big Horn Mountains and the Big Horn River. He loved fishing and hunting with his Uncle Orv Asay, he would spend his summers working odd jobs for the neighbors hauling hay, herding sheep, yard work or whatever he could to help his mother support his six siblings. He graduated from Lovell High School in 1957, and then attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. In 1962 he became a core driller for the government drilling dam sites in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings through the years. He married Donna Ann Stansfield September 3, 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He worked for many years in the oil field, working for various drilling companies, as a driller, floor hand and mud hand. He worked summers for Burdick Paving and retired from the Duchesne County Road Department as an equipment operator at the landfill. He was a "jack of all trades" and loved to build and work on things. For several years he and his son, Carmen owned a business - W&C Gun and Small Engine Repair, and he worked on farm equipment and vehicles. He loved hunting with his family, reloaded his own bullets, had one of the best gardens around, and was known for the big rope and iron swings he built in the yard for family and friends. He enjoyed taking the family on trips into the mountains and his favorite trips were to Yellowstone. He is survived by his loving companion, Donna, of Bridgeland, sons and daughters, Carmen (Linda) Pitt, Fruita, CO; Tammy (Ed) Freston, Myton; LaReta (Lynn) Summarell, Bridgeland; and Wallace (Judy) Dunsmore, Arcadia; grandchildren, Tina Byrge, Jason, Tiffanee, & Jessie Freston, Michael, Aaron, Ben, Ammon & Rachel Dunsmore, Shelby, Tara & Ty Summarell, Carmen Jr, Wallace & Carinda Pitt, Ashley Lefler; great grandchildren, Lacie, Austin, Mark, Casey, McLane, Shaydon, Stetson, Jemmey Kayzlee, Peter, Sarah, and Jason and great great grandson, Braynson. He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Vida Pitt, parents-in-law, Reed & Lois Stansfield, grandson, Jeremy Summarell, great grandsons, Heston Summarell and Shaun Dunsmore, and two of his favorite uncles, Orvin and Carmen Asay. "Dad didn't want any fancy shindig, so as per his request, he has been cremated and his remains will be buried with mom at a later time. We would like to thank his special hospice nurses Roe McDonald and Sandy Lamb for their time and great care while taking care of dad. We could not have asked for better people. Dad life is complete - Well done thou good and faithful servant - Well Done!" A memorial service and visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 26, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Hullinger Mortuary.

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Wallace Earl Pitt was born on 21 Feb 1939
Wallace Earl Pitt was 6 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 14 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 30 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 34 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 47 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 53 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Wallace Earl Pitt was 64 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Wallace Earl Pitt died on 22 Jul 2012 at the age of 73
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